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My Francis Mallmann Moment

First of all, if you haven’t watched the series, Chef’s Table, on Netflix stop reading and go watch it, especially the episode I’m about to describe. If you don’t have Netflix, sign up; this post will be here when you get back! There was a visual moment in the episode about the brilliant, iconoclastic chef, Francis Mallmann, that is never spoken about in the narration, no dialogue, but it jumped…Read More…

Peter’s Blog: New Pizza-Themed Comedy Series

Hi Everyone, I received an e-mail from Maxwell Kessler, a film and television producer, letting me know about a new TV series that he and a friend have written. They are currently raising money through an IndieGoGo campaign to fund the pilot episode and are also making a different kind of request.  Here’s an excerpt from his email: Later this month, I am producing a sitcom pilot about the friends…Read More…

Big Expo Coming Up and You’re Invited (And Other News too)!

Hi Again, We’re starting to get things rolling here, with plans to post a whole new series of video webisodes, beginning Sept. 1st (the first series featuring an interview with Peppe Miele, the king of the VPN — Vera Pizza Napoletana), and regular posts from me, Brad, and our guest columnists. In the meantime, here’s a link to a fun and inspirational interview with Noel Brohner, a self-taught, one-time home…Read More…

Do You Agree with This List of Top 101 Pizzas?

I just received this article from Bake Magazine, based on a post from The Daily Meal newsletter, listing their top 101 pizzas in the USA.  As I read through it I was pleased to see how many of these pizzas I have personally tasted (about half — wow, I forgot how much pizza I’ve had over the years and how many places I’ve visited) and also thought of a few…Read More…

Coming Attractions, Week of Aug. 29th

Written By Peter Reinhart
Sunday, 28 August 2011 Uncategorized

In our never ending search to celebrate true pizza artisans and artisanship we’re very excited to announce that on Thursday,  Sept. 1st., we begin our newest webisode series, this time featuring World Champion Pizzaiolo Tony Gemignani, owner of Tony’s Pizza Napolatana in San Francisco.  Tony is already well known to many pizza fans as the amazing, many times World Champion acrobatic dough spinning master, featured often on The Tonight Show,…Read More…

Coming Attractions, Week of June 6th

Hi Again, It’s feeling like summer, so this week we’ll be taking you with us, as we resume our webisodes series, to the breezy coastal town of Cayucos, on the Central Coast of California, for a visit to the Cass House Inn, with Chef Jensen Lorenzen and his wife Grace.  Aside from their commitment to sustainable farm to table practices, they have a beautiful a wood-fired oven and we decided…Read More…

Coming Attractions, Week of May 9th

Welcome back to Pizza Quest.com!  This week we will be posting a new webisode, shot at the world famous Tartine Bakery (right next door to Pizzeria Delfina in San Francisco’s “Gastro District”). This is the bakery that I wrote about in Artisan Breads Everyday that makes my current favorote loaf of bread in the world. Join us on Thursday when we post Part One of Tartine. On Tuesday, I’ll be…Read More…

Peter’s Pesto Genovese

Written By Brad English
Sunday, 16 January 2011 Uncategorized

Perfect timing! We went wine tasting with a few friends this weekend.  It was a long planned trip up to Malibu Wines where they have an outdoor tasting room with picnic tables, live music and a beautiful setting in the Santa Monica Mountains off Mulholland Hwy.  We were lucky that we had a little local global warming this weekend, as it’s been quite cold here in sunny California. I thought…Read More…

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Pizza Quest is a site dedicated to the exploration of artisanship in all forms, wherever we find it, but especially through the literal and metaphorical image of pizza. As we share our own quest for the perfect pizza we invite all of you to join us and share your journeys too. We have discovered that you never know what engaging roads and side paths will reveal themselves on this quest, but we do know that there are many kindred spirits out there, passionate artisans, doing all sorts of amazing things. These are the stories we want to discover, and we invite you to jump on the proverbial bus and join us on this, our never ending pizza quest.

Peter’s Books

American Pie
Artisan Breads Every Day
The Bread Bakers Apprentice
Brother Junipers Bread Book
Crust and Crumb
Whole Grain Breads

...and other books by Peter Reinhart, available on Amazon.com